Ratheron Hawker 100 parked at Inverness Airport in Highland Scotland. SCO 9939.

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Ratheron Hawker 100 parked at Inverness Airport in Highland Scotland. SCO 9939.
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The Hawker 1000 has intercontinental range capabilities and is quite roomy for a mid-sized private jet. It strikes a good balance between the various areas of private jet performance. The cabin of the Hawker 1000 can come in a traditional or a biomorphic design. The biomorphic design has smooth curves and is supposed to increase passenger comfort and useful space. The cabin stretches to 24.4 feet long (not including the cockpit), 5.8 feet high, and 6 feet wide. It is usually configured to hold eight seats, but can hold as many as eight. Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305 turbofan engines power the Hawker 1000, providing 5,255 pounds of thrust each on takeoff. A new design to reduce engine noise puts out exhaust at a slower velocity, thus producing only 90 EPNdB for a noise footprint of 1.6 square miles. (A noise footprint is the area in which listeners would be significantly affected by jet engine noise). In comparison, the noise footprint of a typical twin turboprop would be 4.2 square miles. A new feature of the PW305 engines is the added Full-Authority Digital Control (FADEC) system, which optimizes fuel use for the best possible performance. The FADEC uses information from the air data system and the throttle to configure the engine’s performance, resulting in a good specific fuel consumption and better thrust. The FADEC decreases pilot workload during engine startup and in flight — for example, it is programmed to automatically increase the thrust in one engine when the other fails.
Location: Dalcross Airport, Inverness. Highland Region. Scotland. United Kingdom.